Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry StoutDark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 09-24-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
652
Ratings:
1,737
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
203
For Trade:
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Reviews: 652 | Ratings: 1,737
Photo of MacMalt
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great beer courtesy of @superspak. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into stout glass. It pours nearly black, with some cola hues when held to the light, and a full finger of mocha colored head and lacing. It has a nice smell of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a subtle, but noticeable, blueberry. Excellent taste of burnt coffee, baker's chocolate, and sweet blueberry, with a nice bitterness at the finish. This stout features a pleasant, creamy mouth feel, with low carbonation, and its 7.5% ABV poses no impediment. Overall, this is a really nice stout that is set apart by its blueberry adjunct. I'm a fan of blueberry beers and really enjoyed this one. Dark Horse distros to New York. When is it coming to New Jersey?

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Photo of Lahey
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer looks like a traditional stout, black color and decent tan head.
The smell is more blueberry than stout, very promising.
The taste is decent, I like blueberry but I feel like its almost too much. I guess I'm more of a traditional style stout guy. Blueberry, chocolate coffee, then more blueberry.
The feel is a little thin, but not watery.
Overall not a bad beer. I think I'm good on it, but if you like fruit flavored stouts it would work in a mixed six for sure. Dark horse makes a good beer and I wouldn't discourage anyone from trying any of their beers.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- light black with an amber colored head that is frothy and bubbly. Minimal lacing on my pint. somewhat opaque.

S- dark blueberry fruit smell. light coffee malt with a roasted complement.

F- blueberry coffee espresso taste to it. one is not dominant over the other and it is a nice mix.

M- creamy and light on the fruit which i like.

O- By no means am i a blueberry fan in my beer but this...this i really like. well done!

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Photo of Wolvmar
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, really nice head, some lacing. Not a lot of nose that I could gather, but not my best sense. Tastes of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate. Burnt something...surprisingly faint blueberry flavor; a good thing. Light carbonation, good mouthfeel; substantial but very drinkable. This is a beer that gets better as you drink.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle

Pours black with a creamy brown foam head. Smells like big blueberries, smoky dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, charred brown sugar, dark caramel, toffee, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, blueberries, molasses, charred brown sugar, dark caramel, toffee, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice blueberry stout.

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Photo of MNAle
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black color with a tall milk-chocolate thick creamy-appearing head, receding very slowly. Aroma of roasted malts, roasted coffee, ... IOW, smoked/roasted is the dominant aroma with barely a hint of berries underneath. Thick-ish feel, but not a lot of carbonation; has an almost flat feel. Initial taste is smokey with (as with the aroma) just the faintest hint of berry. Bitter hops appear in the middle and linger into the finish. I have to admit, I was aprehensive about a blueberry stout, but I also have to admit that I am a bit disappointed with how subdued the berry is in both the aroma and the taste. Also, the brewer claims 20 IBU, but there is more bittering than that rating would imply. Overall, a middle of the road stout with not enough berry to validate the name.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. coding 21 06 A1 2055, whatever that means.

jet black body, small dk tan head. decent lacing.

smells "stouty" with a decent hit of juicy blueberry.

taste has more of the "feel" of blueberries than the taste. not unpleasant in any way, just not as much fruit as indicated by the nose.

between medium and full in the mouth.

overall, a nice enough drink, just a bit more blueberry would have made my palate happier.

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Photo of hophugger
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautifully dark flavored stout with decent head and minimal lacing, if any. Aroma is full of chocolate, berry and some roast coffee. Taste is awesomely smooth with notes of chocolate, blueberry, malt, coffee and a little touch of hops tp round things out. Nice, creamy smooth finish

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Photo of SpartanJenks
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells and pours great. Taste is pleasantly mild and good, but nothing overly spectacular here. Would benefit imho by adding vanilla or chocolate notes, and storing in bourbon barrel.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid black color with a cherry coke like head 1/3". Aroma hit the roast, chocolate malt and berry notes, pretty much in same proportion to each other.

Taste was dry, not bitter, not acrid, plenty of roast but still smooth. Mild coffee roast notes, berry above that, not discernably "blueberry" but berry nonetheless.

I dug it. Would bang again.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sepia with jet black that fades fast. 4
Blueberry with some powdery truffle and date. 3.75
Chocolate, Concord grape, mixed berry, a touch of ash and a clean end. 4
Medium, dry, slight chew. 4

Berry comes out as it warms. But… that’s kinda it. Not a bad stout underneath, and blueberry has facets, but still kinda one note. 3.75

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Photo of basaywhat
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Huge aroma of blueberry muffins, jet black with minimal head. Surprisingly not as much blueberry when tasted. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malt with subtle blueberry. Very surprised!

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - jet black very thick dense tan head that lasts several minutes great lacing beautiful pour.

Smell - This smells great big blueberry and dark chocolate this thing smells like a chocolate blueberry doughnut.

Taste - Probably one of the best blueberry tastes I have ever tried, good amount of chocolate flavor as well. It also has a nice roasted coffee flavor.

Feel - Medium body very well carbonated coats the mouth

Overall - This is one of the best blueberry beers I have tried and the fact it is a stout amazing beer.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starts off with a huge amount of promise, as the blueberries smell and taste wonderful (at first). It's once the initial sip passes that you're left with a rather hollow flavor. Pleasant but surprisingly unfulfilling.

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Photo of c014572
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge blueberry aroma. Medium body, very nice and drinkable stout. Blueberries on the nose and in the flavor, I was surprised it carried through. Very enjoyable, just beware the sludge on the bottle bottom.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a dark black with a tan white head.

S: Chocolate and blueberry.

T: The blueberry at times did not come through in the taste. Sometimes it was noticeable. Chocolate and cocoa. A little coffee.

F: A little thin, moderate carbonation.

O: A rock solid stout. Some blueberry tartness come through making it quite enjoyable.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Tres Blueberry Stout is decent....I typically do not like fruity stouts but this one is good. The beer poured an opaque black with tan head that is not leaving a lace. The scent has roast and blueberry. The taste starts roasty and finishes with a blueberry zeal. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall its a stout worth trying.

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Photo of jp32
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black in color with some deep brown highlights. Not much head retention. The beer smells strong of blueberries, with a roasted character that gets pushed to the background. Flavor is wonderful. Roasted dark malts with the addition of some sort of artificial blueberry flavor. I would be hard-pressed to believe this flavor was created by using actual blueberries. I also don't see that as a problem here, this finished product is truly an impressive one.

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Photo of DudMan
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1/18/16 12 oz bottle. Pours dark black w chocolate one finger head. Little to no lacing. Smells of blueberries and chocolate. Tastes exactly the same as the smell with a roast malt finish. Slightly sweet. Nice mouthfeel. A great beer. Would be great with dessert.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a jet black color with a half finger mocha head. Practically no retention and also no lacing. Smell is amazing. Blueberry is definitely the star of the show, with a good deal of chocolate, a bit of coffee, and a hint of roasted malt. Taste is more balanced and still good, but the blueberry is a bit sweet and does not go well with the bitterness on the back end. Feel is full side of medium and slick, but feels sticky in the after taste. Overall a solid stout, but the sweetness from the blueberry is a bit much for me.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer is awesome!!! man, dark horse kills it in my limited experience, i love the innovation and execution intersection, its way northeast on the X Y grid of excellence. stunning. a rich dark velvety look to it, no light coming in, no blueberry color either, and a tall inch of head the color of breakfast tea with cream. great aromatic to it, like opening a fresh box of blueberry morning cereal, that old post creation from sometime in the 90s, with the tiny little dried blueberries in it. its true to the fruit, but like that dried wild thing, slight tang. some dark chocolate in nose and taste too, but its not overly cocoa laden or anything, the blueberry is surprisingly forward for how boldly flavored the base stout is. a little java roast in there, but the blueberry cuts both the burnt and the bitter, amazing how much fruit flavor is showing through. lovely stuff. smooth and creamy in feel, enough sweet and tang, but it finishes fluffy and bitter. awesome on the tongue even minutes after the swallow. carbonation is way high for the style, which i dig, and the 7.5% abv i think is spot on for whats all happening here. drinks a bit lighter than that. in love with this, wish i had a few more bottles, and that these guys would start sending some beer out to colorado! bangin, bangtastic, bangalicious

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from draft at Emil's on December 30, 2015. Look is black with a two finger head and lingering lacing. Smell is blueberry, dark cocoa, smoke and dark roasted malt aromas. Taste is blueberry, bitter dark chocolate, caramel and roasted malt flavors. Feel is medium in body with a smooth sweet finish.

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Photo of redsahx
4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This one was a pleasant surprise. Poured from a bottle. Pitch black with a slight mocha head. I thought I smelled smoke mixed with the blueberry. Sure enough, upon tasting, the smokiness stands out even more, which I like. Nice mix of slight blueberry sweetness giving way to a smokey finish. Reminds me of a well done smoked Porter with blueberry mixed in. I liked this even better than their smoked stout.

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Photo of mjpolzin
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blueberry taste is subtle but adds a nice refreshing quality to the beer. It's a similar feel to what I got from Dragon's Milk with raspberry. Mouthfeel is solid and the normal roasty, malty characteristics of an imperial stout interact well with the fruit.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like others have said, immediately upon opening the bottle you smell the bluebery.

Pours pitch black with a light tan head.

Blueberry on the nose too, chocolate, roasted malts.

Medium mouthfeel, light to medium carbonation.. perfect if you ask me.

Faint blueberry sits nice in back of the roasted malts. It doesnt overpower. You can smell the blueberry in the burps as well, just being honest.

My first beer from Dark Horse. Ive been dying to try their beers and my local Yankee Spirits has most of their line. Looking forward to try more.

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